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The City Council of Tehran is the elected council
City council
A city council or town council is the legislative body that governs a city, town, municipality or local government area.-Australia & NZ:Because of the differences in legislation between the States, the exact definition of a City Council varies...

 that presides over the city of Tehran
Tehran
Tehran , sometimes spelled Teheran, is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With an estimated population of 8,429,807; it is also Iran's largest urban area and city, one of the largest cities in Western Asia, and is the world's 19th largest city.In the 20th century, Tehran was subject to...

, elects the Mayor of Tehran, and budgets of the Municipality of Tehran
Tehran
Tehran , sometimes spelled Teheran, is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With an estimated population of 8,429,807; it is also Iran's largest urban area and city, one of the largest cities in Western Asia, and is the world's 19th largest city.In the 20th century, Tehran was subject to...

.

The council is composed of fifteen members elected from single-member districts for four-year terms. The Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Council are chosen by the council at the first regular meeting in odd-numbered years.

It holds regular meetings on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 am (except on holidays or if decided by special resolution not to meet).

Current members


Officers:
  • Chairman of Council: Mehdi Chamran
    Mehdi Chamran
    Mehdi Chamran is an Iranian politician and the Chairman of the City Council of Tehran since 2003. He received the most number of votes from the Tehrani electorate in both of the elections he was elected in, in 2003 and 2006....

  • Deputy Chairman of Council: Alireza Dabir
    Alireza Dabir
    Alireza Dabir is a champion freestyle wrestler from Iran. Dabir won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000, as well as the World Championship in 1998. He was runner-up in 1999, 2001, and 2002. In the Athens Olympics, Dabir lost his first two matches due to a severe shoulder...

  • Leader of Miniority: Masoumeh Ebtekar
    Masoumeh Ebtekar
    Masoumeh Ebtekar is an Iranian scientist, journalist and politician. She is currently the director of Peace and Environment Center in Tehran.Ebtekar first achieved fame as the spokeswoman of the students who had occupied the US Embassy in 1979...


District Name Votes
1 Mehdi Chamran
Mehdi Chamran
Mehdi Chamran is an Iranian politician and the Chairman of the City Council of Tehran since 2003. He received the most number of votes from the Tehrani electorate in both of the elections he was elected in, in 2003 and 2006....

 
603,766
2 Morteza Talaie
Morteza Talaie
General Morteza Talaie is an Iranian retired commander of the Police forces. He was appointed as Tehran's Police fiorces commander in 2000 and was commander until he retired in 2005....

 
539,761
3 Rasoul Khadem
Rasoul Khadem
Rasul Khadem Azghadi is an Iranian wrestler who has won a Bronze medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics and a gold medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics. He is also the 1994 and 1995 world champion and the 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 Asian champion...

 
427,097
4 Abbas Sheibani 394,457
5 Hadi Saei
Hadi Saei
Hadi Saei Bonehkohal is a former Iranian Azerbaijani Taekwondo athlete who became the most successful Iranian athlete in Olympic history after winning gold in the 2008 Summer Olympics. He competed in the Men's 68 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal...

 
384,358
6 Hamzeh Shakib 330,233
7 Alireza Dabir
Alireza Dabir
Alireza Dabir is a champion freestyle wrestler from Iran. Dabir won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000, as well as the World Championship in 1998. He was runner-up in 1999, 2001, and 2002. In the Athens Olympics, Dabir lost his first two matches due to a severe shoulder...

 
306,729
8 Parvin Ahmadinejad
Parvin Ahmadinejad
Parvin Ahmadinejad is an Iranian politician. She is currently a member of City Council of Tehran and is sister of current President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.-Sources:...

 
242,501
9 Masoumeh Ebtekar
Masoumeh Ebtekar
Masoumeh Ebtekar is an Iranian scientist, journalist and politician. She is currently the director of Peace and Environment Center in Tehran.Ebtekar first achieved fame as the spokeswoman of the students who had occupied the US Embassy in 1979...

 
232,959
10 Ahmad Masjed-Jamei
Ahmad Masjed-Jamei
Ahmad Masjed-Jamei is an Iranian reformist politician, who served as Culture Minister under President Mohammad Khatami from 2000 to 2005, and was elected a Tehran City Councillor in 2006.-Culture Minister:...

 
216,015
11 Mohammad Ali Najafi
Mohammad Ali Najafi
Mohammad Ali Najafi is an Iranian politician and university professor in mathematics. He was Minister of Science and Technology in the Cabinet of Mir-Hossein Mousavi and after that Minister of Education...

 
215,780
12 Masoume Abad 201,111
13 1Hassan Bayadi 190,004
14 Khosrow Daneshjoo 176,613
15 Habib Kashani
Habib Kashani
Habib Kashani is an Iranian politician and businessman. He is a member of City Council of Tehran since 10 April 2003. He was the chairman of famous multisport club Persepolis Athletic and Cultural Club based in Tehran, Iran, between 1 June 2007 to 1 June 2008 and for a second term from 1 October...

133,339


Results were announced on February 11, 2007. Returns from a total of 1,656,558 ballots canvassed from 3,185 ballot boxes all over the city show the following candidates with the highest number of votes

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